§ 40. Colonel DAY (for Mr. N. MACLEAN)
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applicants for land in Skye have died or emigrated from the Highlands since their applications for land were origiNally lodged with the Scottish Board of Agriculture?
§ 42. Colonel DAY (for Mr. N. MACLEAN)
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that, notwithstanding urgent demands for land since the Board of Agriculture came into office, there are still parishes or quoad sacra parishes in Skye where no land has been taken by the Board for small holdings; and, if so, whether he can state the amount of suitable land available for small holdings or enlargement of existing holdings in such parishes in Skye?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
As regards the first part of the hon. Member's question there is only one of the seven parishes in Skye in which the Board of Agriculture have not as yet settled new holders. As regards the second part of the question there are areas in that parish which might be available for small holdings. I am not in possession of information as to the acreage of such areas. The 1661 Board of Agriculture are, however, at present in negotiation for a scheme of settlement on a farm in that parish.